Senator Ruth Johnson​'s Press Releases

Bipartisan guardianship reforms introduced in state Senate

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Ruth Johnson, Jim Runestad, Jeff Irwin, and Paul Wojno have turned in bipartisan legislation to reform Michigan’s guardianship and conservatorship laws to help prevent elder abuse and exploitation of other vulnerable individuals. “This should not be happening in America, but it is happening every day in Michigan,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “Our current system is ripe for abuse, and there is not enough

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Sen. Ruth Johnson supports keeping Right to Work protections for Michigan workers

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, on Tuesday released the following statement after the Senate passed partisan legislation to repeal of the state’s Right to Work law: “The people of our state should have the right to determine for themselves whether it is in their best interest to join a union, and this legislation would move Michigan in the wrong direction. “Michigan’s Right to Work

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Johnson sponsors election equipment security bill

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson on Wednesday reintroduced legislation to make sure Michigan’s electronic voting systems don’t use equipment or parts made by foreign technology companies deemed a national security risk by the U.S. government. “This measure is about following the lead of both the Trump and Biden administrations to ensure our voting machines are secure and protected from foreign influence and cybercriminals,” said Johnson,

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Sen. Johnson amendment would have invested $800M to improve student safety

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson on Tuesday sponsored an amendment to House Bill 4016 to invest $800 million into improving safety at Michigan schools, community colleges and public universities. “In the aftermath of the horrific events on the campus of Michigan State University two weeks ago and at Oxford High School in 2021, we need to do more to help prevent future tragedies,” said Johnson,

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Johnson opposes unfair tax proposal, corporate welfare

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson on Thursday voted against a Democratic plan that would unfairly tax Michigan seniors, stop an automatic state income tax rate cut from going into effect, and spend taxpayer money to help for-profit corporations. “Under this plan, if you are a working senior making $40,000 a year to support yourself, you will pay state income taxes on $20,000 of that income,”

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Sen. Johnson sponsors heart month, ‘Go Red for Women’ resolution

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved Sen. Ruth Johnson’s resolution to increase awareness of heart disease and stroke risks and recognize February as American Heart Month in Michigan. Senators and staff wore red in support of this effort as Johnson partnered with the American Heart Association for National Wear Red Day, which is Friday, Feb. 3. “Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer

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